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Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute

R&D Projects

Ongoing Projects

1 Search for potential biologically active constituents from a hitherto uninvestigated unique bamboo, Melocanna baccifera   PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
Co-PI: Dr. K. C. Koshy
   
2 Bioprospecting of potential gingers : Chemical prospecting, morphological characterization and ex situ conservation   PI: Dr. Mathew Dan
Co-PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
   
3 Conservation and sustainable utilization of Garcinia species of the Southern Western Ghats   PI: Dr. N. Mohanan
Co-PIs: Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar, Dr. T. Sabu
   
4 Phytochemical screening and selection of potential species of Ophiorrhiza for tissue culture based mass multiplication leading to production of camptothecin – an anticancer compound   PI: Dr. K. Satheeshkumar
Co-PIs: Dr. B. Sabulal, Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar
   
5 Ex-situ conservation and biosystematic studies on Piper species of Kerala-forests with special reference to intraspecific variants of the Wild Piper nigrum   PI: Dr. P. J. Mathew
Co-PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
   
6 Chemical prospecting of the plants in Kerala region of the Western Ghats for bioactive molecules   PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
Co-PIs: Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar, Dr. Anil John J., Dr. Gopan Raj, Dr. Ajikumaran Nair S., Mrs. Rajani Kurup
   
7 Chemical prospecting of the aromatic plants of the Kerala region of the Western Ghats   PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
Co-PIs: Dr. Ajikumaran Nair S., Dr. Anil John J., Dr. Gopan Raj, Mrs. Rajani Kurup
   
8 Search for renewable biomass and biofuel sources in Euphorbia plants of the southern Western Ghats   PI: Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar
Co-PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
   
9 Genetic conservation and chemical characterization of ethnobotanic insect repellent plant species of Andaman Islands   PI: Mrs. Radha
Co-PI: Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar

 

Completed Projects

 

1 Development of standards of medicinal plants and preparation of monographs thereof   PI: Dr. V. George
Co-PI: Dr. S. Rajasekharan
   
2 Pilot participatory programme of conservation and sustainable use of medicinal and aromatic plants   PI: Dr. G. M. Nair
Co-PIs: Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. V. George, Dr. Mathew Dan
   
3 Indigenous/traditional knowledge related to medicinal plants – A survey in the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta   Dr. G. M. Nair, Dr. V. George, Dr. S. Rajasekharan    
4 Studies on the anti-viral properties of some known medicinal plants vis-a-vis phytomedicine development   PI: Dr. A. Subramoniam
Co-PIs: Mrs. Molly Antony, Department of Microbiology, SCTIMST
   
5 Development of anti-arthritic herbal drug from Sida group of plants   PI: Dr. V. George
Co-PIs: Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. B. Sabulal
   
6 Development of scientifically validated nutraceuticals from selected medicinal plants of Western Ghats   PI: Dr. V. George
Co-PIs: Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. P. G. Latha, Dr. B. Sabulal, Mr. P. Padmesh
   
7 Hepatoprotective studies on three selected medicinal plants of Kerala   PI: Dr. P. G. Latha
Co-PIs: Dr. S. Rajasekharan, Dr. V. George
   
8 Conservation strategies and pharmacological evaluation of Utleria salicifolia, An endangered ethno-medicinal plant of Western Ghats   PI: Dr. G. M. Nair
Co-PIs: Dr. A. Subramoniam, Dr. P. K. Sureshkumar, Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Dr. K. Gangaprasad
   
9 Studies on Selaginella Involvens with special reference to immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties   PI: Dr. A. Subramoniam    
10 Search for bioactive molecules from Genus, Ganoderma (Polyporaceae) occurring in South India   PI: Dr. B. Sabulal
Co-PIs: Dr. V. George, Dr. K. K. Janardhanan
   
11 Bioprospecting of selected gingers from Western Ghats: Morphological characterization and chemical prospecting   PI: Dr. Mathew Dan
Co-PIs: Dr. B. Sabulal, Dr. V. George
   
12 Studies on the aphrodisiac properties of Vanda tessellata flower extract for determining its utility as a commercially viable standardized phytomedicine   PI: Dr. A. Subramoniam
Co-PIs: Dr. P.K. Sureshkumar, Dr. K. Gangaprasad
   
13 Evaluation of the aroma and pungency of the lemony scented Piper nigrum L.   PI: Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar    
14 Studies on the antifungal principle present in Pallavicinia lyellii, a liverwort   Dr. Subisha Sathyan

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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